The best places to pick Pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole

It is a scary fact that many children do not know where their food comes.

One of the best ways to teach them, is to take them to your local PYO (Pick Your Own) farm, where they can find and pick their own food.

October is the ideal time to year to take them, as not only can you pick pumpkins for Halloween, but other goodies on offer this month include Cox apples, runner beans, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, spring green cabbage, white cabbage, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale, leeks, marrow, potatoes, spinach, squash and sweetcorn.

Pumpkins - Sebby

Last weekend we headed to Sopley Farm, where we attempted to find the perfect pumpkin and found several varieties to choose from.

Sopley Farm is our go to place to pick fruit and veg as the team are very friendly and welcome you to explore and enjoy the whole farm.

Where to pick Pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole

Sopley Farm

Sopley Farm can be found on the edge of the New Forest as you head along the Sopley Road towards Bransgore.

As well as growing 20 different fruit and vegetables, they also offer a cafe area, farm shop and small play area for the kids.

FREE to enter and pumpkins price from £0.80 per kg.

Cat and Fiddle Farm and Cafe

The sister farm of Sopley Farm, the Cat and Fiddle Farm on the Lyndhurst Road at Hinton, Christchurch provides wheelbarrows and sledges to help pickers transport their pumpkins.

FREE to enter and pumpkins price from £0.80 per kg.

Pumpkin Picking Patch – Fordingbridge

The Pumpkin Picking Patch can be found on the A338 as you head towards Salisbury.

There are more than just pumpkins on offer with wheelbarrows to push, Halloween crafts, fun activities, great food, and if you are very lucky you may catch a glimpse of their friendly witch family

FREE to enter and pay for what you pick and additional activities (from £3.50 per person)

Lenctenbury Farm Pick Your Own

Lenctenbury Farm can be found opposite The Halfway Inn on the A351 between Wareham and Corfe Castle.

FREE to enter and pay for what you pick.

Do you have any other locations you recommend for Pumpkin picking?

6 thoughts on “The best places to pick Pumpkins around Bournemouth and Poole

  1. I’ve never actually taken the kids to pick pumpkins even though I know we would have loads of fun! I love your photos and will make a point of going next year. x

  2. We’re lucky that we’re surrounded by some really great local games that we can visit. Unfortunately we haven’t been and done this this year as we’ve all been a bit poorly. Boo!!

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